tv New Years Eve Live With Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwim CNN January 1, 2019 12:30am-1:01am PST
can i say hi to my friends? my friends are watching me at the palm. robert mark gunter, brad. you got a shout out. >> hi mom, hi guys. hi, dad. >> are you having fun? >> i have fun every year. every year. >> i was so mad earlier about the technical problems. you know how we like to talk with andy back and forth. >> but i hope you had fun. bring it the new year. we read your tweets, we read the comments. don's like did you see this? >> make a trend. lit don lemon, drunk don lemon. i'm not drunk, but whatever. so, listen, do you like mexico?
>> i studied in mexico city. >> take it away. okay. leyla. >> leyla, what's up, girl? >> we still have about 20, 30 minutes to go. we are getting ready for the new year here in mexico city. and i'll tell you what, guys. they love to eat grapes with one wish per month. i have been hanging out. who are you with today? so he's here with his family. i'm going to give him some grapes, and we're going to make wishes. if you guys want us to eat a grape with wishes from you, you let us know. one grape for good health. what are your wishes? what wishes do you have? >> i wish, i don't know, getting in form, i get fit. >> fitness, so go ahead.
grapes are good for your health so i think that's a good one. what else? >> my grades are good. >> okay, good grades in school. i don't know, brooke, don, what do you want me to eat a grape for? what are your wishes this year? >> i can't say it on television. why is it so smoky there? what the heck is going on, leyla santiago? >> there is a party. no, the smoke is from the party, the concert. oh, here comes more. standby, more smoke on the way. smoke and grapes. why do they do this? they haven't done this all night. can you see me? can you guys see me? >> leyla, i think you're being affected by the smoke. >> whatever that smoke is --
wait, are those grapes filled with something? >> no. >> what's in those grapes, that's what i want to know. >> tim told me about the grapes earlier. >> there's nothing in the grapes. but i do want to talk about one more tradition, and that is if you wear red underwear -- if you wear red underwear, it is good for the love of 2019. so what color underwear are you wearing? >> you're wearing red underwear. >> i knew you were going to say that. >> what if you're commando? >> tmi, don. i love you but tmi. >> time to go. >> red underwear for everyone. red underwear. >> yes, love. love, leyla. >> leyla, pass out the red
♪ ♪ >> something like that. we were trying to do it and we didn't do it right. >> why do we sing that song? i want to hear y'all sing the song. >> i know y'all like to fact check. once y'all go fact check those lyrics so everybody in the world knows how to sing that song. >> do you remember dancing? i danced to boys to men in junior high. do you remember when you would dance with boys like this?
>> and your parents are like back it up. you know what makes it great every year besides being with you? these people. show these guys. look at this. they come every year just to see us live. i think i see a former college girlfriend in the crowd. yeah, i do. i think there's michelle. hi, michelle. >> did you smooch? >> i used to date her. right there. there she is. oh, my gosh. mom, if you're watching at home, do you remember, michelle? yes, i dated women. >> are you serious? she's just randomly in the crowd.
>> you know who i never dated because he's married and happily with a kid is gary tuchman. i said i never dated. that was a bad transition. >> gary tuchman in niagara falls. i love the tuchman family. >> happy almost new year to you. it's still 2018 in new orleans. but here in niagara falls, ontario, canada it's what year? >> it's 2019. it just got really windy. >> this was canada's largest celebration of new year's with tens of thousands of people despite the pouring rain but unusually warm. it's about 45 degrees fahrenheit right now compared to 2 degrees fahrenheit last year at this celebration.
and we are on it banks of the niagara river and these are the falls right here. lindsey can tell you an amazing story about the niagara falls. >> it may not be as cool as pressing the button for the ball to drop on times square, but we got to change the lights and pick the color. they're like pick whatever color you want. >> there's like 12 colors and we picked them. these are the biggest of the falls. that span canada and america. when he walked across the tightrope, that's where he was. horseshoe falls. you can see people left the concert and are standing along the rails to see the niagara falls. and the skyline tower, this is ontario's space needle, and we saw the most amazing fireworks at the stroke of midnight come out of the top of that tower on the roof of that tower.
>> must have been a good view for the people up there. >> yeah, and the restaurant is up there. this is great celebration, canada's largest celebration. >> i i've got to ask you guys a question. what is the the one thing my dad should have done but didn't do related to the falls? >> what do you think? >> i think your dad should go over -- i think he should go over niagara falls in a barrel. >> in a barrel. >> and i will tell you don and brooke, if we had a dollar for every person, for every person who asked us to go over a barrel over the falls, we'd be very rich people. i want to tell you a public service announcement before we say good-bye, that only about 20% of daredevils who have tried it survive. the rest don't. my advice is don't get a barrel, don't go over niagara falls and have a happy life and a happy 2019.
>> you're absolutely right. listen, gary, we love you. you know we're proud of you. but lindsey, we're so proud of you. lindsey followed in her dad's footsteps. we watched her on television. >> we love lindsey. she's working her way up. >> yes. but we're proud of you, lindsey, keep up the great work. >> happy new year. >> happy new year, guys. >> i love talking. we're all friends, and there he goes. there he goes. are you having a good time? >> yes, i'm having a great time. i'm just trying to get my -- listen, everybody should get their drink on on new year's eve. listen to these guys. every time i pick up a drink they're like drink, drink, drink. because it's new year's eve, people are letting off steam for the entire year.
it's been a rough year. we've had to deal with a lot of stuff. so have fun. we're not talking policy. we're not talking hard news stories. have a great time. >> you look so handsome. >> who is this, by the way? >> this jacket, he's an american indian american designer. he did my wedding dress, and the most beautiful beadwork from india, so it's borrowed, not mine. and you? >> there's this company i shopped at all the time that was very nice to me, j. crew. i saw it on the website and i called my friend who works with j. crew and i said i want that, and they said we'd be happy to dress you. so thank you j. crew. >> i love it. you are bringing it this year. >> i know. i did the bow tie. the bow tie is actually brooks brothers.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> keith urban is good. >> hot. >> he's got some guns. >> you were remarking on his guns as we were watching him. >> i never knew keith urban had guns like that. >> good on you. >> we have two minutes before we -- >> why did it take us five years to get this? it is almost that time? >> someone had a premature eruption. >> thank you so much for being with us. you are ridiculous. that's why we love you. love you. love you. >> i said eruption. i'm having such a great time. i hope you are having a great time watching us at home. >> as much fun as we had every year. >> tell us the name of the band. >> machia lake and little big
horn is performing behind us. >> you had us so many years and put up with our shenanigans. rich, our photo journalist, is standing precariously on this ladder. yes! >> oh, brooke, i got my big balls. >> all is right with the world. >> what do we need? a boa? >> hold please. >> 35. 35 seconds. is that right? 40. 40. i don't know, brooke. what do you think? those are my friends. say hi, guys. all the ladies came out to see me tonight. hold on, brooke. don't open it until we're areon camera. 20 seconds. rich, this way.